Getting drunk drivers off the road with sobriety checks has made a big difference in reducing alcohol-related crashes. To perform those same checks with drug-impaired drivers, the state calls on more than 150 drug recognition experts or DREs.
The Utah Department of Transportation said 20 percent of the vehicles in the freeway express lane, or HOV lane, are there illegally. UDOT has asked the Utah Highway Patrol to help it address the problem.
With Utah roads' "100 Deadliest Days" ending over Labor Day weekend, safety advocates urge locals to refocus on zero fatalities. During this time, beginning on Memorial Day, 12 more people died this year than last year.